A POS system software for small businesses using QuickBooks Desktop. Discontinued in 2023.
QuickBooks Point of Sale was affordable, easy-to-use retail software that allowed users to track inventory, sales and customers. It could be used along or bundled with POS hardware components to time and reduce errors. Paired with QuickBooks Pro or QuickBooks Online, users could transfer sales information to QuickBooks accounting system automatically and streamline an entire business.
Note: The Desktop software is being discontinued and will no longer be available or supported after October 3rd, 2023. QuickBooks has partnered with Shopify to offer an alternative. Learn more from the QuickBooks FAQ on the discontinuation of Point of Sale.
The cost of QuickBooks Point of Sale was $1,200/one-time. This included the POS Basic software and did not include hardware (sold separately). The pricing wass dependent on the desired level of included features. There is a free trial available. There is no free version available.
It is a Point of Sale Software best suited for retail. You can install it on multiple registers. You can use it to track inventory, make sales, do purchasing, and keep track of customers.
The feature that I am most pleased with and excited about is that it has a seamless integration with my Quickbooks financial software. With one button I can transfer all my sales data directly to my financial software where I can then process invoices and track sales. This has been extremely important as much of my business requires invoicing of customers.
I looked around for quite some time before making my purchase of QuickBooks Point of Sale. One of my biggest stalling points was the price. It is hard to fork out such a payment for a piece of software, but someone kinda explained to me something that made sense: “Have you ever bought any other software that will be making you money every day?” Hmmm… You have a point there. I suppose it is worth it to put a money investment into such software.
My only complaint that I have found is that the software does not allow for quantity discounts. I run a printing company, and with all the different quantities of prints that people wish to run, it does make it a little difficult to offer quantity breaks. In order to achieve this, I have to create a new button for each price break, creating one sub group dedicated to one product. It is a bit annoying, however it is an easy work around, and like I said it is my only complaint.